Standard Car Truck CompanyProfile



Standard Car Truck Company is the world leader in providing stabilization systems for freight cars. Headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois, Standard Car Truck provides Barber stabilization designs that are available for every major truck manufactured in North America. In addition, SCT serves as headquarters to car and locomotive component suppliers such as, Anchor Brake Shoes, Barber Springs, Barber Brake Beam, Durox seals and gaskets, Triangle air compressors, and REA rebuilt engine detectors. These companies all represent the Barber group of products.

John C. Barber founded SCT in 1896 shortly after developing the first Barber truck. Standard Car Truck Company and the Barber name are now synonymous with quality ride stabilization systems. From early designs, to the revolutionary Barber S-2 variable damped railroad car truck system, Barber has always led the industry with new truck innovations withstanding the challenging railroad test of time.

SCT is devoted to the success of its customers. Our customers include every major railroad in North America, including CP Rail, Canadian National, CSX, Norfolk Southern, BNSF, Union Pacific, Conrail and Wisconsin Central. We also serve the needs of major fleet owners, including Commonwealth Edison, GE Equipment - Rail Services, TTX and Trinity Rail Group. We consistently meet with car builders, truck manufacturers and other car component suppliers advancing the performance of our truck designs under all possible conditions.

SCT continues to lead the way with innovative design enhancements in a demanding and competitive railroad market. Our highly skilled personnel are in demand throughout the world as instructors and consultants for their advanced theories on car truck systems. They are actively involved in design and study committees with the American Association of Railroads (AAR), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the United States Department of Transportation and various freight car construction groups. They regularly present their project findings to the industry at national seminars, meetings and workshops.

Standard Car Truck Company proudly carries the Barber name, and with it the Barber tradition of excellence and innovation. Barberís variable damped design is often copied by competitors, but never duplicated. You can trust your equipment, your product and your customers with Barber, proven time and again as the leader in railroad car truck designs.


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865 BUSSE HIGHWAY, PARK RIDGE, IL 60068 (847) 692-6050